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Josmil Pinto | Catcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/31/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josmil Pinto (concussion) is ready to return to action at Triple-A Rochester but needs to receive official clearance from Major League Baseball first.
Pinto has been limited to 48 games this season due to concussion issues. He's hitting .232/.306/.379 with six homers for Rochester. Jul 21 - 10:08 PM

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Josmil Pinto (concussion) has resumed limited baseball activity with Triple-A Rochester.

Pinto has been dealing with concussion issues since all the way back in spring training and hasn't played since early June. There's no timetable for his return.
Jul 20 - 5:15 PM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) could resume baseball activities soon.

Pinto first dealt with concussion symptoms back in spring training and has been on Triple-A Rochester's disabled list for over a week. He's hit .232/.306/.379 with six homers over 48 games for Rochester this season.
Jun 21 - 9:20 AM

Josmil Pinto was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Rochester due to a concussion.

Pinto has dealt with recurring concussion issues since the spring. It's unclear at the moment just how long he may be sidelined, but it doesn't look like he'll be climbing his way to the big league club anytime soon.
Jun 11 - 9:00 PM

Twins optioned C Josmil Pinto to Triple-A Rochester; re-assigned C Eric Fryer to minor league camp.

That means Chris Herrmann will serve as Kurt Suzuki's backup. Pinto dealt with a concussion this spring, which limited him to just 17 at-bats. He remains intriguing with the bat, but the Twins don't seem to trust him behind the plate yet.
Apr 2 - 10:45 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Josmil Pinto (concussion) will likely play in another minor league game Tuesday.

Pinto, who suffered a concussion earlier this month, caught three innings on Monday and went 0-for-1 with two walks. The Twins will keep him on the minor league side in case there's a setback, but he's making strides to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 30 - 5:51 PM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) caught three innings Monday in a minor league game.

Pinto also went 0-for-1 with two walks at the plate. He was shut down for eight days with a concussion but looks to be a go for the beginning of the season.
Mar 30 - 3:29 PM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) has been cleared for games.

Pinto was shut down for over a week with a concussion. He passed his ImPACT test on Monday morning and is expected to play in a minor league game Monday afternoon. The 25-year-old should be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 30 - 10:22 AM

The Twins hope Josmil Pinto (concussion) will be cleared to play in a minor league game Monday.

Pinto claims that he is no longer experiencing post-concussion symptoms, but he failed part of his concussion test on Friday. The results of a second test should be available Sunday, at which point he could be cleared for game action. The Twins hope Pinto will be ready for Opening Day, but if he's not they could potentially backdate a DL stint and he'd miss minimal time.
Mar 29 - 11:31 AM

Josmil Pinto failed part of his concussion test on Friday and is scheduled to retake it again on Sunday.

Pinto claims that he is no longer experiencing post-concussion symptoms, but the team isn't quite ready to clear him just yet. As long as he's cleared on Sunday, he should be ready in time for the start of the regular season.
Mar 28 - 10:21 AM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) has been cleared to resume all baseball activities.

It's not clear when he'll play in a Grapefruit League game again, but Pinto is apparently no longer experiencing concussion-related symptoms. He's been on the shelf for a week of action. Pinto is expected to open the season as the Twins' primary backup behind Kurt Suzuki.
Mar 27 - 8:46 AM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) is planning to hit in a batting cage Thursday in Twins camp.

Pinto suffered a concussion last Saturday when he was hit in the head by a backswing. He's hoping to get back into Grapefruit League action over the weekend and he should be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 26 - 10:23 AM

Josmil Pinto (concussion) has been cleared to resume limited baseball activity.

Pinto suffered a concussion when he was hit in the head by a backswing on Saturday, but he plans to hit in the cage Wednesday and perhaps even do some catching work. The Twins will surely keep an eye on him to see how he responds, but it sounds like he won't miss much time.
Mar 25 - 9:40 AM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday that Josmil Pinto (concussion) is doing better.

Pinto suffered a concussion when he was hit in the head by Adam Jones' backswing on Saturday. He has resumed riding a bike, but it's unclear when he'll be ready for baseball activities. Obviously the Twins will handle the situation with care.
Mar 24 - 1:09 PM

Josmil Pinto will be held out of baseball activities for 4-5 days due to a concussion.

Pinto's teammate Eduardo Escobar told reporters Pinto didn't sustain a concussion in Saturday's game, but that was obviously uninformed opinion. A CT scan came back negative, but Pinto reported feeling dizzy Saturday, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. Concussions are notoriously fickle, so it's tough to say how long Pinto may be sidelined.
Mar 22 - 11:21 AM

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2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
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3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
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RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
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4Kyle Gibson
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4Casey Fien
5J.R. Graham
6Ryan Pressly
7Trevor May
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